Qualcomm (News - Alert) Enterprise Services, a division of chip maker Qualcomm and provider of integrated wireless systems, applications and services to transportation and logistics companies, has launched a trailer tracking app for the Mobile Computing Platform 110 and 200.
The new Trailer ABS (News - Alert) Connect application is designed to meet the fleet management requirements of fleets that have not adapted a fully featured tracking solution. It delivers important information about trailer location and status from supported trailer and tractor antilock braking systems (initially those from Meritor Wabco) to improve fleet management and maintenance.
Fleet managers can gain vital trailer and tractor connect and disconnect event information including time, date and location of an event; trailer ID; MCP ID; and trailer odometer reading.
Further, the trailer tracking app can also identify incorrect tractor trailer parings and enable significant cost savings. Data collected from the trailer app is transmitted via Qualcomm’s MCP110 and 200 and delivered directly to fleet managers through their dispatch software. As a result, fleet managers get insight on which trucks are connected to which trailers so they can more efficiently plan the allocation of available assets for enhanced productivity and improved security.
“For fleets that don’t require the more robust features of our Trailer Tracking 210 platform, Trailer ABS Connect provides essential visibility into an organization’s tractor and trailer connections to ensure resources are used to the fleet’s best advantage,” said Vikas Jain, vice president of product management and software as a service, Qualcomm Enterprise Services, in a statement.
In a related development, Qualcomm Enterprise Services also launched its Exact Fuel application that monitors and transmits fuel level information on the vehicle data bus directly to fleet managers.
The insight provided by Exact Fuel application enables trucking organizations to identify discrepancies in fuel levels that may indicate theft, as well as helps fleets make timelier and more informed fuel stop decisions that reduce out-of-route miles and improve cost efficiencies.
Edited by Brooke Neuman